Katia Fiasson

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Phenylacetic hopanetetrol is a Frankia specific lipid present in vesicles. Phenylacetic acid (PAA) is known as an auxinomimetic, exhibiting the same effect on plant growth as indole acetic acid (IAA). We hypothesize that PAA, only bound by an ester link to the hopanetetrol basic unit, would be easily released and could thus play a role in nodule formation.(More)
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